@irishcongress Public Services Cte represents all ICTU member unions and members of the public service. Met with the latter and decided that they would accept the invitation to formal negotiations if one was made. The invitation was received by Michael McGrath. “We must abandon austerity policies and negotiate a new agreement for civil servants that offers recognition for the present and hope for the future” – Kevin Callinan, Secretary General of the Fórsa, responds to #Budget2021 The initiative aims at a “constant and managed” transition to a shorter working week for all workers in the private sector, public and local. Although these low-quality fares (which are worth 10% less at each scale) were removed at the insistence of unions as part of the 2013 Haddington Road agreement, “new entrants” still had longer pay scales than their counterparts for longer, with two lower pay points at the beginning of each scale. In some ranks, some allowances have also been abolished for newcomers. Disclaimer This document is a summary of the main elements of the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA). The agreement itself is more comprehensive and contains, on certain issues, more details than what is said here. For more information, readers are advised to refer to the final text of the full agreement. General Secretary Conor King cited media reports of progress in the ongoing exploratory discussions between the Public Services Committee of the Irish Trade Union Congress and officials from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, which oversees civil service salaries. “The Labour Court ruled in favour of the collaborators in this case, but we are still waiting for a meeting with the Sisters of Charity. We are available and we are waiting for discussions and we are not ready to cover up the matter. “For months, we have been calling on the Sisters of Charity and the HSE to discuss a good package of severance pay for our members.
You simply cannot ignore the Labour Court or the years of dedicated work of the staff of these three institutions. The current agreement, the Public Services Stability Agreement (PSSA), expires on December 31. The committee, which represents all unions affiliated with Congress with members working in the public and public service, decided it would accept an invitation to formal negotiations “if one was made.” Outsourcing, agency staff and related issues Despite management`s attempts to dilute them heavily, PSSA maintains all the subcontracting measures acquired by the unions in the negotiations that resulted in the previous Croke Park (2010) and Haddington Road (2013) agreements. . . .